Oldsmobile Toronado - 264

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OLDSMOBILE TORONADO


 

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It's a big, glamorous Yank Tank - unusual though for the US having front wheel drive - but a grand gas-guzzler from over the pond never the less. It had the extravagant styling, lots of chrome and pop-up lights. The Toronado was actually very innovative and is perhaps a useful measure of how different the Americans really are. In the UK a few years before we had developed our own revolutionary front wheel drive car using an clever sub-frame construction like the Oldsmobile has. We developed the Mini, they came up with the Toronado.

CORGI TOYS

REMOTE CONTROLLED SWIVELLING

JEWELLED HEADLIGHTS

PLATED BUMPERS

& SIDE TRIM

SPRING SUSPENSION

The Americans build a performance two seater with a 7 second 0-60 time and it weighs two tons, a sports coupe with a turning circle like the Queen Mary. No wonder they liked the E-Type so much, even if it did break down all the time.  I would also bet that the 34bhp Mini would out-run this 385bhp monster on twisty British roads. Another interesting fact about this car is that it shared a lot of its underneaths with the Buick Riviera, also beloved of Corgi.

The Toronado was added to the Corgi range in 1967 and remained in production in this form up to 1969. The No.264 Toronado is always metallic blue, either light or dark, and the colour does nor affect value. You will see it also in metallic turquoise green and in some other colours. The turquoise car is from Gift Set 36 where it is paired with a speedboat and trailer. The remaining colours are the 1969 re-release with take-off wheels under number 276.


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